VAVA Electric Milk Frother

Last updated date: October 15, 2019

DWYM Score
9.2

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We looked at the top 1 Milk Frothers and dug through the reviews from 8 of the most popular review sites including Kitchenistic, Prince La, New York Mag, The Z8, Coffee Channel, Coffee Tea Realm, Milk Frother Top and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Milk Frother you should buy.

Overall Take

Smooth, silent operation is the hallmark of the VAVA Electric Milk Frother. The temperature settings give you the option to make your milk cold, hot or even hot without the froth. The detachable brush also makes for easy cleaning. In our analysis of 135 expert reviews, the VAVA VAVA Electric Milk Frother placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 16, 2019:
Checkout The Best Milk Frother for a detailed review of all the top milk frothers.

Expert Summarized Score
9.4
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
584 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It has detachable brush for easy cleaning.
- Kitchenistic
An electric frother that kicks out very little noise, you can fire up a morning cappuccino without waking the rest of the household. If you want to mix this up with an iced latte or a warm hot chocolate, you’re spoiled for choice.
- Prince La
Another reviewer finds that its not just a great replacement for a handheld frother but actually much better. “For years, I had one of those hand frothers and this is 100 times better than that. Between my husband and I, it gets used 2-4 times per day. We mostly use it to heat and froth almond milk for coffee but it also works really well to make bulletproof coffee and to reheat coffee in the afternoon.”
- New York Mag
This design is smart and silent offering you quiet operation. It features some STRIX temperature controls which are standard to international safety standards.
- The Z8
It’s surprisingly quiet! This is a feature that they brag about on their product page, but it really does hold up. My job requires me to wake up at 5 in the morning, which means that I take extra caution to not wake my wife and daughter.
- Caffeine Junkie
The VAVA has 3 temperature settings, so you can make a variety of hot and cold drinks. It will also just heat the milk if you do not want foam.
- Coffee Channel
Works with all types of milk.
- Coffee Tea Realm
Temperature controller works good, it provides product with the perfect temperature
- Milk Frother Top
What experts didn't like
No temparature control.
- Kitchenistic
One complaint about this frother is that it can overflow if you’re not careful so keep a close eye on how much milk you put in and you should be absolutely fine.
- Prince La
On the subject of cleaning, it is also worth noting that this product is not dishwasher friendly! It’s easy to clean with a quick rinse anyway, but it does mean a manual clean after each use.
- Caffeine Junkie
Motor dies occasionally.
- Coffee Channel
Frothing quantity is less.
- Coffee Tea Realm
The container should be poured with small amount of liquid, otherwise everything will spill out
- Milk Frother Top

From The Manufacturer

Start your day the right way with a cup of coffee topped with fresh frothy milk made in the VAVA VA-EB008 Milk Frother. While most milk frothers only allow you to add heat, VAVA also has the option for cool, warm, or hot froth. Kick back on a summer’s day and enjoy a cool iced coffee, or get warm on a winter night with a sweet hot chocolate

Overall Product Rankings

1. Keurig Standalone Milk Frother
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 1
2. PowerLix Handheld Milk Frother
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 44
3. VAVA Electric Milk Frother
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 8
4. Breville Milk Cafe Milk Frother
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 37
5. Secura 4-in-1 Electric Automatic Milk Frother
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
6. Bonsenkitchen Electric Milk Frother
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
7. Miroco Stainless Steel Milk Steamer
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 6
8. HadinEEon Electric Milk Frother & Steamer
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
9. Zulay Kitchen High Powered Milk Frother
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 8
10. Bodum Bistro Electric Milk Frother
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 6

An Overview On Milk Frothers

Anyone who doubts the appeal of the mighty latte should try to drive a couple of miles in just about any town and avoid seeing a Starbucks. It’s not just marketing that made the latte (and its airier sibling, the cappuccino) a hit among post-’80s American coffee drinkers. The sublime layering of espresso, milk and froth is a tasty team up that can appeal to almost anyone, even on hot days.

Of course, the novel ingredient in that mix is froth. It adds a crucial bit of lightness and hint of bubbly texture to the drink, and it’s a big reason why most of us keep dropping by the local coffee shop. After all, who has time to foam up their own milk?

Apologies to our favorite barista, but the answer is just about anybody can if they want to. There are milk frothers on the market to suit nearly every need, budget and level of beverage obsession. And with a bit of practice, you can use them to make your own lattes and cappuccinos that just like the ones at your favorite café.

Frothing milk does not involve any complex chemical transformation. Agitate the milk, add air bubbles, and voila: You’ve got froth. This can be done while the milk is hot or cold, and there are a few basic types of frothers that can accomplish it.

Handheld frothers are the simplest in design and also generally some of the cheapest. They include a whisk attached to a long handle and a motor to vibrate it. They’re mostly battery-operated, which allows for plenty of mobility and control over the whole process.

Manual frothers look a lot like a French press but use the filter mechanism in a completely different way. To froth milk, you pour it into a carafe, then plunge a specially-designed filter down through the liquid, then up and down again, as many times as is necessary. With each plunge, the filter pushes and stirs more air into the milk while a lid keeps the entire process from spilling onto your counter.

Some manual frothers might incorporate a heating mechanism, but you’ll usually have to warm things up yourself — either at the beginning or end of the process, depending on instructions. This can seem like a chore, but it’s a great way to work up a nice, thick head of long-lasting foam. And since there’s typically no electrical components to worry about, the cleanup is super easy. Manuals tend to be roughly the same price as handheld frothers, though fancier models with sturdier materials might run a few dollars more.

The third type of frothers are referred to as automatic or electric. As the name implies, they’re tailor-made for busy latte lovers. Just pour the milk into the frother, push a button and wait. Thanks to a high-speed whisk inside, you typically won’t need to wait long, and most models will heat up your milk at the same time. Though convenient to use, certain parts on these items may be harder to clean. Still, for on-the-spot drinks, they’re hard to beat.

No matter what type of frother you choose, they’re all bound to make your morning cup of joe a lot more luxurious — and they’re just as great at whipping up hot chocolate too.

DYWM Fun Fact

Latte art might be a charming perk for your local barista, but it’s serious business for the judges at the annual World Latte Art competition. Manuela Fensore of Italy created complex portraits of an eagle, a horse and a parrot to take home the crown at the 2019 championship in July, using nothing more than espresso and steamed milk. Just goes to show how anything can be a canvas for a truly artistic mind!

The Milk Frother Buying Guide

  • The first thing that health-conscious or allergy-prone latte drinkers will notice about frothing milk at home is that it requires a bit more work. Whole or 2% milk usually foams up quickly and stays thick well after the pour, if done correctly. Non-fat or skim milk might bubble up quickly, but the froth won’t be as thick. Soy milk, almond milk or other non-dairy alternatives will heat up fine, but just don’t hold the bubbles as well. Those beautiful hearts, birds and other mini-paintings you see baristas making in their latte art? Chances are good they were drawn in whole milk. Until science gets around to finding a solution, the healthier milk options aren’t as ideal for froth — though some high-powered frothers can make the most of them.
  • Those in the market for a frother will probably know this already, but the difference between a latte and a cappuccino is in the foam. Lattes are chiefly espresso and steamed milk, with a bit of foam on top. Cappuccinos are equal parts of all three. If you’re going to make the latter, get a frother that can deliver plenty of thickness. (And if you’re able to digest it, use whole milk.)
  • For some, fresh cappuccino at home will be a luxury to enjoy solo, maybe on weekends. For others, it’ll be a joy to be shared with the entire family or a gaggle of friends at parties. If you’re making drinks for others on a regular basis, consider capacity. Handheld frothers can be great for individual cups but will take a lot longer for a large pot of milk. Latte parties are a job for manual frothers or larger electric models.
  • Another area where handheld frothers really shine is the cleanup process. With fewer parts and (usually) no delicate electric components to worry about, they will rinse right off in soapy water after use. Automatic models are largely at the other end of the spectrum, though some well-designed types include removable electronics that make the process easier. Whatever the routine, it’s best to make sure they’re cleaned off relatively quickly. Caked-on traces of milk can spoil, affecting the taste of your next batch of froth.